KAW Story Project

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KAW Story is a clinical trial aimed at helping kindergarten children who have a specific language impairment (SLI; also known as developmental language disorder or DLD) to learn new words through an interactive book reading treatment. In the treatment, children will be taught 30 new words by listening to an adult read 5 different storybooks and engaging in activities with the books. Participants must meet the criteria for specific language impairment, a language delay that affects children who otherwise have normal intelligence. Children must be in kindergarten or kindergarten age, have normal hearing and vision, and speak only English. Children with low speech or reading levels may participate, but they cannot have other medical/behavioral issues such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, or autism. Each child will undergo a series of assessments to determine study eligibility. After eligibility is determined, qualifying children will begin the treatment portion of the study.

Interested in learning more about the KAW Story project? Click here to enter your contact information. Someone from our lab will get in touch with more details!

For questions, contact:
Adrienne Pitt
Recruitment Coordinator


Consent Form (PDF)   Directions to KU Lawrence Location | CTSU Approval Stimuli for the KAW Story Project

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